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Forum: Fish 12-12-2007, 04:47 PM
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Posted By craig83
Keep the fish eating too, appetite often suffers...

Keep the fish eating too, appetite often suffers with illness. Keep an eye on nitrite/nitrate levels too as poorly fish produce more waste.

Lastly, when all is well ensure you do a decent size...
Forum: Fish 12-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By craig83
Awsome! Thanks for all the advise guys an gals,...

Awsome! Thanks for all the advise guys an gals, will try him on beef heart as not sure about the frogs yet (he's only small).
The lid on the Rena is crap but the lights cover most of the surface and...
Forum: Fish 12-10-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By craig83
Feeding the dragon

Hey all, after some tips on keeping my new investment happy and healthy.

At the weekend i bought a 6"Silver Arrowana.
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5480/081207004bw0.th.jpg...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By craig83
Thanks for the help guys, im off to get some...

Thanks for the help guys, im off to get some clove oil and vodka.
Sucks putting down a fish thats been so happy an healthy for the last few years but seeing him like this sucks more.
Cheers.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By craig83
Cruel to be kind....

I have had an Oplenine Gourami in my quarentine tank for a few days now with an anti-bacterial tonic and a temp of 28c.
I removed him from the main tank because, while carrying out general...
Forum: Algae 08-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By craig83
i run fluval 205, 305 and a pair of rena XP3s on...

i run fluval 205, 305 and a pair of rena XP3s on planted tanks, i think as long as the media mix is apt for the tank set up your laughing.
keep nitrates and phosphates down and CO2 and lighting up,...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By craig83
Latest incarnation of my 54gal community tank

Thought id share with you all my latest planted tank venture (you lucky lucky peple :hihi: ).

I had this tank sitting empty for a while wondering what to do with it then my angels began spawning...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By craig83
Hey morgansolutions, bad luck with the RTC, can't...

Hey morgansolutions, bad luck with the RTC, can't remember the last time i went in pets at home....
Ever considered a 2000gal indoor pond :)
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By craig83
hey g8wayg8r, fear not, i will begin changing...

hey g8wayg8r, fear not, i will begin changing larger quantities upon purchase of a big RO barrell and small pump. My NO2 reading has only ever peaked at 0.3mg/l and that was after i missed a weeks...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By craig83
Cheers crazie.eddie, im likin the sound of an RO...

Cheers crazie.eddie, im likin the sound of an RO barrell!
Does RO water go off if left over night? Just thinkin it'd bring the RO up to room temp if left overnight.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By craig83
Firstly, thanks for your thoughts. The tank is...

Firstly, thanks for your thoughts.
The tank is overstocked slightly, well planted with fast growing plants and by my math the filter turnover is about 6 times per hour.
PH6.8 KH15 GH15 temp30c
My...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By craig83
Too much filtration....?

Im currently running a pair of XP3s and a Vecton UVC on my 98gal discus/community tank and the water is spot on but the 10% water changes every week are a pain in the behind, i was thinking maybe i...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By craig83
In my humble opinion sumps are the way forward....

In my humble opinion sumps are the way forward. Make sure you do your maths and allow enough partitions for each type of media and always leave a gap at the end for a heater/CO2 etc. I run a sump on...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By craig83
More is better! Personally i don't think you can...

More is better! Personally i don't think you can ever have too much filtration as long as you have plenty of plants and lots of bio-media. I run a pair of XP3s on my 98gal, its HEAVILY stocked and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By craig83
Im struggling to find anyone in the UK who can...

Im struggling to find anyone in the UK who can supply a diatom filter:( Im running to filstar XP3s and a Vecton UVC but figure i may as well throw a Diatom into the mix to make it as crystal clear as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,215
Posted By craig83
The thing nobody has mentioned yet is that fish...

The thing nobody has mentioned yet is that fish are alive and ALL are different with widely varying tolorences (I know a guy who breads Koi Angels in tap water!). If its working for the fish and you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,215
Posted By craig83
Hey mmenz:) You got one hell of a welcome huh!?!...

Hey mmenz:) You got one hell of a welcome huh!?! Your tank looks great and as you've said, you'll soon see if its going wrong and you can sort it as and when, in the mean time keep doing what you're...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By craig83
Im currently running a Rena Core 8m heater cable...

Im currently running a Rena Core 8m heater cable under the subsrate in my Discus tank. I love it:D The cable alone heats the 98gal tank to 28c which means my 300w heater is barely ever on! When...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By craig83
Nice one:) Think maybe i'll just upgrade the JBL...

Nice one:) Think maybe i'll just upgrade the JBL kit im running now then.... Cheers dude.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-25-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By craig83
I had 6 Amanos in my 54g low light tank and i...

I had 6 Amanos in my 54g low light tank and i only saw 2 for a few days.... Upon further investigation i discovered 2 dead shrimp about 6ft from the tank! I guess they wannid to know what was...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By craig83
CO2 without the bottles....

Anyone know anything about the Carbo plus Electronic CO2 system? Sounds too good to be true. A pair of small black plates in the tank behind the plants, change the carbon plate every few months for...
Forum: Plants 06-23-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By craig83
Cheers guys! The Salvinia minima sounds pretty...

Cheers guys! The Salvinia minima sounds pretty cool, not sure if i can get hold of it though.... Any ideas on a floating moss type thing....?
Forum: Plants 06-23-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By craig83
Best floating plants for a Discus tank....?

HELP? Just put 5 juvenile Discus in their new 98gal home and im thinking they could use some more shade, also don't want the algea problems associated with excess light. This tank runs at 30c and...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,724
Posted By craig83
Firstly i'd like to take a moment to appreciate...

Firstly i'd like to take a moment to appreciate the fine choice of filtration:D
Wicked journel and LOVIN the tank dude, nice work!
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By craig83
I have a Rena under gravel heater cable in my...

I have a Rena under gravel heater cable in my planted Discus tank, its rated 50w and the tank sits at 29c with lights and 28c with lights off. I also have a 200w Rena heater in the tank and another...
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